Farringford News, Events and Blogs

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Isle of Wight Festival Celebrating 50 Years

The Isle of Wight Festival has an esteemed history having started way back in 1968, the festival was subsequently banned due to the sheer number of people who turned up in 1970 to see Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig.…

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Isle of Wight Festival Celebrating 50 YearsPosted: 18 Jun 2018

Orchard Brothers Corner Shop

Just down the road from Farringford, near the thatched church and The Piano wine bar is a little piece of Isle of Wight history, Orchard Brothers family grocers.…

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Orchard Brothers Corner ShopPosted: 22 Mar 2017

A Romantic Spring Break on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has long been the backdrop for the romantic, from the Pre-Raphaelite artists of the 19th century who were drawn to the romantic poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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A Romantic Spring Break on the Isle of WightPosted: 20 Dec 2016

Indian Summer

The term 'Indian Summer' is often used to describe a warm, sunny spell of weather in the autumn. But what exactly does it mean? …

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Indian SummerPosted: 26 Oct 2016

Dog-Friendly Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is one of the most dog-friendly places to visit. There is a huge range and variety of walks around the Island's coast from long, safe beaches…

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Dog-Friendly Isle of WightPosted: 23 Aug 2016

The Back of the Wight

The ‘Back of the Wight’ is the south-west facing coast of the Isle of Wight that runs from St Catherines Head to the Needles.…

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The Back of the WightPosted: 21 Jul 2016

Easter on the Island

Easter wouldn't be the same without a some eccentic Easter events, and the Island has its fair share for 2016.…

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Easter on the IslandPosted: 22 Mar 2016

New Isle of Wight Ferry Service

Scoot Ferries has launched a new foot passenger service from Lymington Quay to Yarmout…

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New Isle of Wight Ferry ServicePosted: 23 Nov 2015

Autumn Walking Festival

The Isle of Wight has been described as a walker’s paradise. With over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths a…

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Autumn Walking FestivalPosted: 22 Sep 2015

Staying at Farringford

The self -catering holiday apartments in the main house are receiving their first coats of paint and the kitchens and…

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Staying at FarringfordPosted: 01 Jun 2015

2015 at Farringford

After another busy winter, those of you who stayed with us as recently as last summer, will notice changes and improv…

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2015 at FarringfordPosted: 27 May 2015

Isle of Wight Weather

When the BBC weather man says "Rain showers in the south of England" or "Showers along the south coast", should you e…

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Isle of Wight WeatherPosted: 22 Apr 2015
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